The Worst Hard Time

The Worst Hard Time

by

Timothy Egan

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The Medicine Lodge Treaty of 1867 Term Analysis

An agreement which promised the Comanche, Kiowa, Kiowa-Apache, and other Southwestern indigenous tribes “hunting rights to much of the Great American Desert, or the area south of the Arkansas River.” The agreement was signed by U.S. President Andrew Johnson and ratified by Congress. The land allocated to the natives was mostly arid grassland in the west where the tribes could hunt for bison—the animal on which they relied for food and shelter.
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The Medicine Lodge Treaty of 1867 Term Timeline in The Worst Hard Time

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Chapter 1: The Wanderer
Westward Expansion and the Settlement of the Southern Plains Theme Icon
Anglo Culture and Racism Theme Icon
The Medicine Lodge Treaty of 1867 was a promise from the U.S. government to the Comanche, Kiowa, Kiowa-Apache, and other tribes,... (full context)
Westward Expansion and the Settlement of the Southern Plains Theme Icon
Anglo Culture and Racism Theme Icon
When the Medicine Lodge Treaty was signed, Comanche Chief Ten Bears talked about why his people loved the High Plains.... (full context)
Westward Expansion and the Settlement of the Southern Plains Theme Icon
Anglo Culture and Racism Theme Icon
Environmental Devastation and the Dust Bowl Theme Icon
The Red River War of 1874-1875 was decisive in permanently displacing the Comanche from the southern plains, particularly the Battle of... (full context)